Plants don't just increase the property's natural beauty; they also help reduce noise pollution. With rows of hedges in their yard, the owners of this home can stifle the sounds of suburban traffic and enjoy a little more peace of mind.
Along the perimeter of the yard, tall hedges and trees offer shade from the sun and another layer of privacy. With so much water and greenery in sight, the owners are sure to think they've found paradise.
This sitting area uses natural beauty to enhance the colors in this space. The tree by the French doors brings a vibrant green into the space, while the yellow flowers add a pop of color to the middle of the room. The natural green and yellow of the plants blend well with the pink sofa and the yellow couch cushions. To tie the space together, a multicolor rug rests under the coffee table.
The wood ceiling beams, floating shelves and island all infuse the kitchen with warmth and give the space a natural touch. With light streaming in through the windows and plants all around, the room feels fresh and inviting.
A wall of leafy green plants not only keeps the neighboring fences out of sight, but also gives the backyard some natural shade and privacy. In turn, the swimming pool and outdoor spa feel like they're part of a hidden oasis.
A selection of hydrangeas add a burst of color to the front yard of this approximately 2,056 square foot updated urban home, part of the new landscaping that also includes plants, shrubs and trees that bring lots of natural beauty to the property.
A trio of plants at the foot of the bed including a fiddle leaf fig tree bring a bit of nature into the space while the walls of windows keep the bedroom feeling open and airy even with the darker toned wall color.
The plants lining the dining table are prototypes for an outdoor installation Paul is designing for the Brooklyn community. A graduate of Jamaica’s Edna Manley College Of Art in Kingston and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, Paul remains fascinated by the sense of nature that he grew up around. Now in Brooklyn, he represents nature in his sculptural work.
While the family was concerned mainly with the function of the space, they also wanted the space to be stylish and not to be too harsh a contrast with the woods surrounding the home, so designers added graceful curves, like those of the stone fireplace, and natural plants to help soften the architecture and help it blend into its surroundings.
"I chose to hang flower boxes on the windows and decorate the interior with succulents because they're not only easy to care for but also helped me achieve the natural look I was going for," says Sherrod of the importance of incorporating something living and green into your design scheme.